Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.Thomas Merton
The mission of THEATER ViSiONS – Sofia’s English Speaking Theater is to deliver high quality theatrical performances, language workshops, skill building classes, and educational opportunities in the English language for native and non-native speakers in Sofia and throughout Bulgaria.
To be the premier provider of English language theatrical entertainment, support workshops, educational tours and performances in Bulgaria and a hub for English language speakers in Sofia.
While living in London, Mark Modzelewski set up Torchlight Collective, a small theatre company dedicated to contemporary issues and international shows. Although the shows were well received, breaking into a saturated London theatre scene proved difficult.
Fast forward to March 2017, shortly after the birth of their first child, Mark and Nelli, thought it would be useful to live near family. After much contemplation they decided to move to Sofia, Bulgaria to be near Nelli’s family. That is when the research began so that by the time they arrived in Sofia, Mark had his vision set on opening up the first English Language Theater Company in the capital city.
It was a slow process, but this allowed for a comprehensive plan to be developed while continuing to Berlitz Language Center. After often hearing from people outside his organization that many of the language centers do an excellent job of teaching grammar, but students are not so confident in their speaking skills. Mark immediately saw that this could be a fantastic way to offer further services to the city and bridge two of his talents and passions – directing and teaching!
It took much perseverance, and in August 2019 THEATER ViSiONS Foundation became a legal NGO in Bulgaria! Now THEATER ViSiONS is poised and ready to take a leading role in meeting the growing demand for English language cultural arts programming in Sofia and encouraging language learners and aspiring actors to become more confident in their skills!
It has been six months since the launch of our THEATER ViSiONS website and we would like to take the time to say how grateful we are for your support. This goes for each and every one of you who have browsed our website or followed our monthly (or sometimes twice monthly) ViSiONS BLoG. Or…
Like most companies nowadays we are reevaluating our plans and figuring out how to move forward effectively. As a theater company this has meant considering the possibility of moving much of what we do into video format and shifting it online. Also should we apply for the government funding that is meant to assist with…
Being a theatre professional for well over twenty years and an educator for fifteen of those, I have learned how to take care of my voice. Do I need to be heard by the crowds at an outdoor performance? How about an auditorium full of high school students? The PA system is down at an…